Three US Defense Department officials told CNN that as of Tuesday night there was no indication that the massive explosion that rocked Beirut on Tuesday were an "attack," contradicting an earlier claim from President Donald Trump.
Andrew deGrandpre‘One official said that if there were indications anyone in the region pulled something off of this scale, it would trigger automatic increases in force protection for US troops in the region.
That official noted that none of that has happened so far.’
WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of wrangling, the Pentagon on Friday will ban displays of the Confederate flag on military installations, in a carefully worded policy that doesn't mention the word...
Andrew deGrandpreNews —> WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of wrangling, the Pentagon on Friday will ban displays of the Confederate flag on military installations, in a carefully worded policy that doesn’t mention the word ban or that specific flag.
The video was shown at a conference attended by Donald Trump Jr. and Sarah Huckabee Sanders. They said they did not see it.
Andrew deGrandpre‘The most violent clip shows Mr. Trump’s head superimposed on the body of a man opening fire inside the “Church of Fake News” on parishioners who have the faces of his critics or the logos of media organizations superimposed on their bodies.’
The official, a member of the intelligence community, was interviewed by the inspector general to corroborate the original whistle-blower’s account.
Andrew deGrandpre‘Though the White House has stonewalled Democrats in Congress investigating allegations raised in the special counsel’s report that Mr. Trump obstructed justice, the president has little similar ability to stymie whistle-blowers from speaking to Congress.’
An Army colonel described being sexually assaulted in her hotel room at a defense forum by an Air Force general who is in line to be the next vice chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Andrew deGrandprePentagon officials issued a statement calling Gen. Hyten “a principled and dedicated patriot.”
They’ve offered no such praise for Col Spletstoser, despite her 28-year Army career which includes 4 deployments to Iraq & Afghanistan